Wellingborough Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Wellingborough

Medical negligence Wellingborough

When looking for a medical negligence lawyer, you might wonder where to start.  The choice you make could have an impact on what level of compensation you’ll achieve so it’s important to find the best one for your case. If you’re looking for medical negligence solicitors in Wellingborough, then we could help you.  This guide will explain how our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Wellingborough but can cover the area and assist you with your claim.

If you would like to discuss making a claim today, then we can be contacted by calling 0800 652 3087. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more before contacting us, then please carry on reading our handy guide.

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How To Choose Your Solicitor When Making Medical Claims In Wellingborough

There are a number of common things people do when beginning their search for a medical negligence solicitor. These often include speaking with friends or colleagues, reading reviews online or via social media or asking family members for a recommendation. We have created this guide to assist you with your search, but if you do have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors using our below details.

To ensure you’re eligible to make a claim you need to make sure that the incident which led to any injury happened within the medical negligence claims time limit of 3 years. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule, so feel free to contact us to discuss your circumstances.

Also, before they take on your claim your solicitor will always want to be able to prove the following before offering a no win no fee claim;

  1. You received negligent treatment from a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, dentist or surgeon; and
  2. That negligence led to you suffering an illness, becoming injured or your existing current medical condition was made worse.

To help you decide whether you were treated negligently, we’ll provide some examples of different negligent acts that might lead to a claim later in this guide. These could include Kettering hospital negligence claims, doctor negligence or dental negligence cases amongst others.

When you’ve read the whole guide, if you still have any queries, please feel free to call and speak with a specialist for free legal advice about beginning your claim.

Recommendations And Reviews Of Solicitors Are Not Everything

Reading medical negligence solicitor reviews can be a useful step when selecting a solicitor to help you. They can provide an insight into client satisfaction and how often the solicitor kept them up to date throughout the claim.

However, they don’t tell you everything, so we’d recommend you contact the solicitor directly to ask as many questions as you need to. For instance, how will they handle your case, when will they update you and how much compensation do they expect you to receive?

Solicitors Near You May Not Always Be Right For Your Claim

If you’re thinking, “I need to find medical negligence solicitors near me”, then you might find that taking that approach will severely limit your options.

We suggest that it’s better to find a personal injury solicitor based on their experience with medical negligence cases and who can demonstrate cases they’ve handled recently that might be similar to yours.

The location of a solicitor’s office really doesn’t matter because you won’t need to meet them face to face because communications will be sent over email or by telephone.

A Medical Examination May Be Conducted By Our Panel Of Doctors

To ensure you won’t need to travel very far during your medical negligence claim, we use a panel of doctors and specialists across the UK to undertake a medical assessment if your personal injury lawyer requests one.

Here’s a sample of the specialists we could use in and around the Wellingborough area:

Nicholas Reed
Queen Street,
Wellingborough, NN8 4RW.

Mamtha  Balendra Kumar
Rockingham Road,
Kettering, NN16 9JH.

What Medical Claims In Wellingborough Could Our Panel Of Solicitors Handle?

For the next sections of the guide, we’re going to concentrate on examples of medical negligence which could lead to a personal injury claim.  Technically, we could simply answer the question, “What are the four Ds of medical negligence?” but it’s easier to show examples that could be similar to your own experience.

However, put as simply as possible the four D’s of medical malpractice are duty, dereliction, direct cause and damages. As the claimant, if you can prove that the medical professional in question owed you a duty of care, which they failed to abide by and this has resulted in you suffering adverse health consequences then you could be entitled to a claim for compensation.

Surgical Negligence At A Hospital In This Area

A surgeon, and their support team has a duty of care to protect their patient’s safety during an operation. This is true even if the patient signed a waiver or consent form. If the patient is injured or made ill because of a negligent act, then they could seek compensation for their injuries.

This could include any suffering caused by:

  • Anaesthetic mistakes.
  • Faulty medical clamps or poor suturing.
  • Surgical mistakes such as leaving surgical equipment inside the patient.

Northamptonshire Hospital Negligence Cases

When you visit a hospital, whether in an emergency or for a planned procedure, you are owed a duty of care from all hospital staff including doctors, nurses, surgeons, midwives and paediatricians. They will have been trained in a range of safety guidelines and procedures which is relevant to their part of your treatment.

If they fail to follow the correct procedures or choose to do something differently, without medical justification, and you become injured, you could seek compensation for your injuries, or any suffering caused by the negligence.

Birth And Pregnancy Cases

During any pregnancy, delivery or post-birth, there are a number of injuries that can occur naturally and are not the fault of any individual. While these injuries, to either mother or baby, can cause distress and pain, they wouldn’t normally lead to a compensation claim.

However, if an injury is caused because a medical professional failed to follow the correct procedures, reacted incorrectly to a problem or didn’t spot that something was going wrong then a claim might be possible.

Injuries such as preventable tearing, fractures or more serious injuries like Hypoxia, and Cerebral Palsy could all lead to a compensation claim.

Negligence In Care Homes

Care homes have special guidelines and health and safety procedures which should be followed even when a patient’s needs are complex and require a bespoke care plan.  If the staff fail to follow the guidance and the patient suffers because of this, then it might be possible to seek compensation for any suffering.

Some examples include:

  • Suffering caused by bedsores because the patient wasn’t moved enough.
  • Injuries sustained during a fall where lifting procedures weren’t followed properly.
  • Suffering caused by abuse.
  • Illness caused by prescribed medication not being dispensed at the correct intervals.

Cancer Compensation Claims

Some injuries and illnesses can be treated the same whenever they’re diagnosed, no matter how long the patient has had the symptoms.  With cancer though, that is different.  The chances of surviving some cancers is much higher if the cancer is spotted very early on.

In these cases, patients can sometimes be treated and fully recover and then going on to live a normal, lengthy life.  However, if a patient suffers a delay in receiving their treatment and the cancer has reached an advanced stage then it may be too far advanced, meaning it has to be managed instead of treated or, alternatively, it could mean that the treatment they receive might be much more painful and aggressive than it originally would have been.

If the delay in treatment is caused because a doctor or medical professional failed to spot the cancer when they had the opportunity, then the patient could be eligible to begin a compensation claim if they suffered because of the delay.

Medical Claims For Negligent Dentistry

Like other medical professionals, dentists have a duty of care towards their patient’s safety. They should maintain procedures, hygiene standards and use equipment that is suitable for the task in hand.

If they fail to follow the procedures, and their patient suffers because of this, then it may be possible to claim compensation for any injuries or infections suffered. If you would like to know more about dental negligence, please read here.

Medical Claims For Negligent GP Treatment

GPs have an extraordinarily broad range of medical knowledge and make use of it daily.  It is their role to try and diagnose any condition that walks through the door of their surgery, suggest treatment or refer the case to a specialist where required.

If the GP makes a mistake though and misdiagnoses a condition, diagnoses it after multiple appointments or prescribes incorrect medication, then the patient could seek damages if they suffered because of the doctor’s negligence.

If you would like to discuss making a claim for negligence by a GP, please get in touch with one of our specialist advisors today and we’ll assess the merits of your case with you and help you decide if you have a valid claim or not.

Volume Of Medical Claims Against Northamptonshire NHS Trust

If you’re interested in the statistics involved with NHS negligence, then you’ll find the table below useful (source data):

NHS TrustNumber of Claims in 2017/2018Total of Incidents 2017/2018CNST Damages
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust440£4,895,105
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust13*£148,050

It outlines the number of claims made against NHS trusts covering the Wellingborough area as well as the amount of compensation paid.

No Win No Fee Medical Compensation Claims

You needn’t worry about the cost of making a claim as some people do because our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors all offer a no win no fee service for any claim they take on.

This means that:

  • There’s nothing to pay up front.
  • You don’t pay if the solicitor loses the case.
  • And any success fees are taken directly from the compensation to save you finding the funds to pay the solicitor (this is limited by law to 25% of your compensation).

No win no fee drastically reduces the financial risk from beginning a claim and removes the stress that comes with that risk.

Hospitals In Wellingborough And Northamptonshire

Below you can see a list of some of the hospitals close to the Wellingborough area;

  • Isebrook Hopsital.
  • Northampton General.
  • St Mary’s Hospital.
  • Kettering General Hospital.
  • BMI Three Shires.
  • Woodland Hospital.

We could help you claim for any instance of medical negligence at these or any other hospitals. Get in touch to discuss your options. If we believe you have a strong case, we could connect you with one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors on a no win no fee basis.

Talk To Our Team

Here at Medical Negligence Assist, we know how busy your life is which is why we now offer a 24/7 service.  You can call one of our advisors to discuss making a Wellingborough medical negligence claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

To get in touch please call 0800 652 3087 or, if you prefer, fill in this online form and we’ll call you back at a convenient time.

Medical Claims References

We hope you’ve found this guide relating to medical negligence solicitors in Wellingborough useful.  To help you further, we’ve linked to some external websites and useful resources below:

Isebrook Hospital
Irthlingborough Road,
Wellingborough, NN8 1LP
Web: www.nhft.nhs.uk/isebrook

Northamptonshire Council Care Service – Information about care services operated by Northampton County Council including care homes.

Cancer Information – A list of helpful pages from NHS England about cancer services, diagnosis and long-term strategies.

Hospital Negligence Claims – A look at when Northamptonshire hospital negligence or medical claims in Wellingborough can be lodged.

Misdiagnosis Claims – This guide provides information on when a misdiagnosis could lead to a compensation claim.

Cerebral Palsy Claims – A detailed look at when compensation can be sought for birth injuries which lead to cerebral palsy.

Written by Brett.

Edited by Charlotte.